by Neil Simon
directed by Marya Spring Cordes
April 5 – 22, 2018
He has holes in his shoes and liver on the dinner table, but all teenage Eugene Jerome can think of is girls, baseball and writing—in that order. There’s hardly a moment’s peace in a house filled with his domineering mother, over-worked father, and worldly older brother, not to mention his widowed aunt and her two maturing daughters. Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy about growing up in a crowded, lower middle class home in 1937 Brooklyn is a touching coming-of-age classic that proves no matter how crazy life gets, family can make it crazier.
“Hilarious comedy…His finest play…A delightful and enriching experience.”
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Audio Described / Sign Interpreted performance (available with two weeks notice)
Inside Track pre-show discussion, begins in the Loft lobby at 7:15 pm
Lite Fare food and drink available for sale in the Loft lobby starting at 5:30 pm
Opening Night with post-show cast party in the Loft lobby
Thursday night Preview Performance
Sawbuck Sunday, all available seats just $10 at the door starting 2 hours prior to performance
Talk Back: “While We’re on the Subject” post-show discussion (following the matinee performance)
American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost in Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Gingerbread Lady, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, The Good Doctor, God’s Favorite, California Suite, Chapter Two, They’re Playing Our Song, I Ought to be in Pictures, Fools, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, The Odd Couple (female version), Broadway Bound, Rumors, Jake’s Women, The Goodbye Girl, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, London Suite, Proposals, Hotel Suite, The Dinner Party, 45 Seconds from Broadway, Oscar and Felix, and Rose’s Dilemma.In addition to the film adaptations he has written of many of his plays, his screenplay credits include After the Fox, The Out-of-Towners, The Heartbreak Kid (original 1973 version), Murder by Death, The Cheap Detective, Seems Like Old Times, Only When I Laugh, Max Dugan Returns, The Slugger’s Wife, The Marrying Man and The Odd Couple II. Other motion pictures based on stage plays include Come Blow Your Horn, Sweet Charity and The Star-Spangled Girl.For television, Mr. Simon has written series, teleplays and motion pictures including The Tallulah Bankhead Show, The Sid Caesar Show, The Phil Silvers Arrow Show, The Phil Silvers Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Trouble with People, ABC’s Broadway Bound and Jake’s Women. Books by Neil Simon include Rewrites, A Memoir, The Play Goes On, four omnibus collections of Neil Simon’s plays The Comedy of Neil Simon, The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, Vol. II, The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, Vol. III, The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, Vol. IV and Lost in Yonkers (screenplay). Mr. Simon has received more Academy and Tony nominations than any other writer. Awards he has received include the Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers, Emmy Awards for The Sid Caesar Show and The Phil Silvers Show, Tony Awards for The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Lost in Yonkers and a special Tony Award For Overall Contribution To The Theatre. His nominations include Tony Award Nominations for Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Lost in Yonkers and The Goodbye Girl (musical). Other nominations include a Writers Guild Screen Award for The Odd Couple and The Out-of-Towners, a Writers Guild Laurel Award, an American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a Writers Guild Screen Award Nomination for Barefoot in the Park as well as an Oscar Nomination for The Odd Couple, an Evening Standard award, a Sam S. Shubert Foundation award, Kennedy Center Honors, a UCLA Medal, a Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award and a William Inge Theater Festival award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater.
Bio to come.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.